The European Union are offering the International Master in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMCEERES) in 2021.

This challenging and innovative multiple degree programme enables students to understand the history of communism and why it collapsed, gaining an informed knowledge of the process of economic and political transformation in the former communist states. To this end, the programme is structured to offer a wide variety of options for advanced study of the region’s shared Communist past and the ways in which this has shaped – and continues to shape – the dynamics of post-Communist and post-Cold War transformation. The geographical area to be treated by this programme, therefore, spans across the wider post-Communist world, in a region that encompasses Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the newly independent states of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

A research proposal submitted at the end of semster 1 in year 1 will determine future mobility patterns and study pathway diversification in semester 2. In year 2 students will continue under the same study pathway. The research proposal will have a strong influence on the allocation of the year 2 pathway partner, where students will undertake coursework.  It is envisaged that placements at external organisations will be made available.

The periods of mobility are designed to enable students to engage with a variety of perspectives on the three core themes of the programme and promote valuable knowledge and practical skills-based outcomes that will feed into future career opportunities.

Worth of Award

The EMJMD student scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the EMJMD study programme
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme


The IMCEERES Consortium Selection Committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) – 30%
  • IMCEERES Supporting Personal Statement – 45%
  • Quality of (academic) references – 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 15%

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation with the online application.

Deadline: The scholarship applications will close on January 14, 2021 

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